Avetik Eloyan: The Time for Building Churches and Palaces is Over
Vice Prime-Minister RA Tigran Avinyan, who arrived to “Tamanyan” hall (Architectural museum after A. Tamanyan) to congratulate builders on their professional holiday, called their role in the life of the country revolutionary, “ Among other things, construction is a culture. It is the culture of urban life, responsibility before public property, and the level of culture, when public interests are not replaced with personal ones. In this new times your role is truly revolutionary! Of course, the requirements of the market and the customer may be different, which is against the public interests, but then it is here that the State Committee for Urban Development must act as a representative of society and perform its mission of cultural and intellectual revolution.”
Gagik Galstyan, the Chairman of Builders’ Union, rector of the National University of Architecture and Construction, highlighted the problems of the construction sector: state norms of urban planning, development of market pricing methodology, licensing procedures, strengthening of control, regulation of construction competitions, training of qualified personnel.